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3 Delicious Summer Dog Treat Recipes

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Looking to switch up the kinds of treats you’re giving your pup? When things start to heat up, check out these summer dog treat recipes from Pet Palace that your furry friend will absolutely love!

Dog Treat Recipes for the Summer

Each of these dog treat recipes for the summer will require only a couple of main ingredients, making them budget-friendly and easy to compile. These treats will also keep your pup feeling cool during the hot weather, so they’re a great option to have on hand.

Try out these summer dog treat recipes to give your pup a little something special.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Frozen Treats

Just as humans love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, so do dogs! For this recipe, note that we only recommend using peanut butter that is xylitol-free. Xylitol is dangerous for dogs, so this recipe requires all-natural peanut butter to be used instead.


  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • ¼ cup of water
  • A teaspoon of xylitol-free peanut butter

How to Make:

  1. Wash your strawberries and cut the leafy tops off
  2. Using a blender, mix your strawberries and water until it’s a smooth puree
  3. Pour the strawberry puree into ice cube trays, and fill each ¾ of the way
  4. Add a teaspoon of all-natural peanut butter to each ice cube slot
  5. Leave the ice cube tray in the freezer until it’s completely frozen
  6. That’s it! You can serve these treats right from the freezer

Frozen Pupsicles

This summer dog treat recipe will leave your pup happy and satisfied. With just a couple of ingredients you’ll be able to make a batch of these treats to last you the week! This recipe will require you to have freezer molds for each pupsicle, and you’ll be able to make 2-5 pupsicles total.


  • ½ cup of strawberries
  • ½ cup of whole blueberries
  • ½ banana
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ½ pretzel stick per pupsicle

How to Make:

  1. Chop up your strawberries and bananas
  2. Mix up chopped strawberries, bananas, whole blueberries, and Greek yogurt
  3. Place a pretzel stick in the freezer mold, and pour the yogurt and fruit mixture in to completely fill the mold
  4. Freeze the mold for at least 4-5 hours

Frozen Banana Bites

If your dog loves bananas, these treats are the perfect choice. With just a couple of simple ingredients, you can make a batch of delectable treats for your dog on hot summer days.


  • 1 banana
  • 1 ½ cups of watermelon
  • 1 cup of pineapple

How to Make:

  1. Puree the watermelon and pineapple
  2. Slice your bananas
  3. In an ice cube tray, place the bananas in each slot
  4. Fill the slot with the watermelon and pineapple puree
  5. Leave in the freezer until completely frozen
  6. Enjoy!

FAQs About Summer Dog Treat Recipes

If you’re new to following summer dog treat recipes or are looking to learn more, here are some common FAQs and answers for you.

Can I substitute ingredients?

Yes! Based on your dog’s preferences, or dietary needs, you can switch up the recipes to tailor them to exactly what your dog wants. If the ingredients you use are dog-friendly, you should be able to make substitutions with ease. Other dog-safe foods you can use in these recipes include:

  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Cucumbers
  • Cheese
  • Celery
  • Cooked pumpkin
  • Strawberries

Are there any foods I should avoid?

If you’re swapping ingredients, here are some foods you should stay away from when making your dog treat recipes for the summer:

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Avocados
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Cherries
  • Tomatoes

These foods can be harmful to dogs, so you will of course want to avoid them. You might also want to look up lists of problematic foods for dogs, or consult with your vet, before giving your pet anything unusual or that they have not had before.

How long do these summer dog treats last?

How long your homemade dog treats last depends on the ingredients used, but since they’re kept frozen, they can be stored in your freezer for several weeks or months. This makes our summer dog treat recipes great if you want to make big batches and feed them to your dog throughout the summer months.

What are some of the benefits of making summer dog treat recipes?

Summer dog treat recipes are more than just a yummy snack. They offer various advantages for your pup and their well-being, including:

  • Cooling effects – During the summer, your dog can feel overheated from the high temperatures. Giving your dog a frozen treat can help them regulate their body temperature since dogs don’t sweat like humans do.
  • Hydration – Frozen treats that contain fruits and vegetables have a higher water content, which can help hydrate dogs. This is especially important for your pup during hot days.
  • Mental stimulation – When pups chew on frozen treats, it provides enrichment and engagement and helps prevent boredom. So if you’re looking for a new, fun activity for your dog to do during the summer months, giving them a frozen treat will keep them occupied.

Are homemade treats healthier than store-bought treats?

This depends on various factors such as the kind of ingredients you’re using, if there are fewer additives, the freshness of materials, and the calories contained. Some store-bought treats have low-quality ingredients, are high in calories and fats, and contain artificial additives. This makes those types of treats not as healthy for your pup.

Your dog’s specific needs are also a factor, of course, but using our summer dog treat recipes can help give you more control over what you’re feeding your pup, making them healthier alternatives.

Can I use these recipes for training purposes?

Absolutely! These dog treats for the summer can be used to train your dog if they’re cut into smaller pieces to be given as small rewards during training sessions. This can be a healthier way to encourage your dog because you know the ingredients support your dog’s health.

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Lora Shaw

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Lora Shaw

Lora Shaw is currently the Vice President of Operations at Pet Palace.

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